The Index sees gains Michael Steele's rather bold attempt to wrest control over his party and dismiss the idea that he's only a figurehead.
In an interview with GQ Steele asserted his belief that women have the right to choose abortion. The stance, which deviates from the rabid, Limbaugh-listening base's ideology he's been counterposed against, may be calculated to show that he's no one's toadie -- regardless, it's effective.
Michelle Obama (MRO) 31.94 +4.29 +13.43%
The First Lady seems to be the latest "It Girl".
Prince (PRN) 29.33 -6.92 -19.1%
Prince sees U2's five nights on Letterman, and raises by going on the the higher rated Tonight Show for a week.
While we never miss out on an opportunity to check out His Royal Badness, analysts here feel that something's lost when The Artists stopped being as reclusive. Of course, that may have more to do with the fact that his music hasn't been very good over the past fifteen years.
Let's just say this wasn't his finest hour.
While we'd never tell someone to stop doing what they do, it's clear Prince's influence from here on out will be greater than any new music he makes. For better...
And for, well... weirder.
Francis and the Lights